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Army's 102Bde lays hero CAA to rest

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Aug. 19 (PIA) - The Army's 102nd Infantry (IGSOON) Brigade laid hero CAFGU Active Auxiliary to rest in Sitio Mati, Barangay Titik, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Tuesday, August 18, 2021.

CAA Amir Singcuan, 26 years old was wounded in an encounter against the Guerilla Front - BBC in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte last August 10.

He is considered a hero by his community for his meritorious and dedicated service as one of their protectors against the Communist Terrorist Group.

Singcuan has been part of numerous firefight against the CTG and has also been wounded in 2020. Despite that, he continued to join our regular forces in several operations.

"We are saddened by the sudden demise of CAA Singcuan who has demonstrated remarkable courage and dedication to his duty," said Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas, Commander, 102nd Infantry Brigade.

The dependents of CAA Singcuan will receive scholarship grants from the AFP Education Benefits System Office, a total of PhP500,000 cash benefits and house and lot.

"We honor his ultimate sacrifice for the peace in Zamboanga Peninsula and we will ensure that his death will not be in vain," Brig. Gen. Nicolas added.

During his interment, the combined troops of 97IB and 42IB engaged the same group, GF-BBC, in a 30-minute firefight at Brgy Bagumbayan, Sergio Osmena Sr, Zamboanga del Norte. (EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte/with reports from 102nd Infantry Brigade )

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Emmanuel Taghoy

Regional Editor

Region 9

Emmanuel Dalman Taghoy is the Information Center Manager of the Zamboanga del Norte Information Center and Executive Assistant for Regional Operations of the Philippine Information Agency IX, the country’s chief information arm under the Office of the President. PIA’s expertise is development communication.

He is the Regional Editor of PIA-IX who also writes news and feature stories for the agency’s website and other social media platforms. He also reports for PTV news.

As the InfoCen Manager for Zamboanga del Norte, he represents PIA in inter-agency meetings and other activities, providing media coverage and other technical assistance to partner agencies.

Having been trained locally and abroad, he serves as lecturer on journalism, public and media relations, social media handling and promotion, among others.

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